“Be born in me, oh Holy Spirit

And let my will be lost in thine.

And let the world see only You, Lord

Be born in me, Oh, Christ divine. “

I “googled” these words trying to determine the author, and to see if I have the words exactly right, but I did not find the information I need.

This is a beautiful chorus that I have been singing since early-morning hours, and it is my prayer today–my sincere prayer. Be born in me, Jesus. Be formed in my soul. Be developed in me. Let me take on Your attributes, Your holiness, mark me as one of Yours, designate me, mold me.

For within myself, and utilizing only my power, I am at odds with godliness and with holiness. Sometimes I touch the rare, feel myself to be at one with Divinity, faintly brushed with supernatural, and with the angelic. Then passes the moment, and, again, I know myself to be stained and sinful.

But forever will be my reach, for I assuredly know that one day I will grasp eternal redemption and consolation, for of such am I predestinated, called and ordained.

Yes, be born in me, Oh Holy Spirit…


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5 thoughts on “Be Born in Me, Holy Spirit

  1. Ms. Buxton,

    Did you find the author of the Chorus? It is a song that our Choir sang as part of a Christmas Contata about 15 years ago, when I lived in Utah. I was searching for it on the internet and your site came up. If you find the author I’d love to know who it is. I’m looking for sheet music. The verses of the song are for Male (Gabriel) and Female (Mary) It is a beautiful story from Luke 1.

    I’ve been singing it from October to December every year for all of these years. Be Born In Me, O Holy Spirit!

  2. Ms. Buxton,

    Just as I sent my response to your blog. I started thinking I should still have this somewhere. Over the years I have looked many times for it in my basement. And never looked in the right place. Well today I found it! Words and Music by Lanny Wolfe, 1986 Lanny Wolfe Music Company, published by The Zondervan Music Group of Nashville.

    Praise God!!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  3. Hi, Peggy–

    Welcome to my blog. Hope you come often. Thank you for the information on this beautiful song. For years, Lanny Wolfe was a prolific writer. I’m not sure if he continues to do so now or not.


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